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  • Tony Mendez, the real-life ‘Argo’

    By Jared Sichel

    October 16, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    Tony Mendez is no longer a spy for the CIA, but the qualities that helped make him one of the best — his wit and unassuming personality — were on full display Oct. 8 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, at an event hosted by 30 Years After, a local Iranian-American Jewish...

  • Filmmakers spin an Upper West Side fairy tale with L.A. Jewish Film Festival opener ‘Putzel’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2013 | 10:56 am

    Once upon a time, there was a magical land called the Upper West Side of Manhattan. And in that land lived a young man named Walter Himmelstein, with the unfortunate nickname of Putzel — “little fool” in Yiddish — who dreaded setting foot outside his village.

    Walter (Jack T....

  • ‘Schindler’s List’ producer named Mensch

    By Ryan Torok

    February 6, 2013 | 11:12 am

    Branko Lustig, the Oscar-winning producer of “Schindler’s List” and a Holocaust survivor, was named Mensch for All Seasons during an International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony on Jan. 29 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

    “Thank you very much for organizing all...

  • ‘Girls’ writer lays bare women’s insecurities

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 25, 2012 | 11:20 am

    Lena Dunham, the writer, director and star of “Girls,” HBO’s much-talked-about new series, strode onto the stage at the Writers Guild Theater for a Women in Film Q-and-A recently, wearing a tight gray dress, emerald green flats and the buoyant attitude of a Hollywood “It”...

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  • ‘Beggars’ Can Be Choosers

    By Tom Tugend

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The scene and the babel of voices was half Tel Aviv and half Hollywood at the Writers Guild Theater last Sunday for the world premiere of "The King of Beggars."

    One notable aspect was that "King" is not only a new Israeli film, but the first to open not in its homeland but in Los...

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